World Monuments Fund Conservation at Qusayr ‘Amra
Qusayr ‘Amra is a magnificent bathhouse located in the eastern badiya (steppe) of Jordan, 50 miles east of Amman along the road to Azraq. Currently, both natural and man-made factors threaten the site, requiring urgent action for its long-term, sustainable conservation, investigation, and management. World Monuments Fund included Qusayr ‘Amra on the 2008 World Monuments Watch because of these pressing threats. Following inclusion, World Monuments Fund initiated a project in 2010 targeting the site’s conservation needs. The project is a joint effort by World Monuments Fund (WMF), the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR, or Institute for Conservation and Restoration, Italy), and the Jordanian Department of Antiquities (DoA).